I am so excited to begin my first year at Liberty Elementary School!  I just moved here from Massachusetts.  My sister, brother-in-law, and two young nieces live in Ashburn, and I am thrilled to be close by. 

      I was born in Arizona, moved to and attended high school in Massachusetts, relocated to Florida with my family for college, and then later returned to Massachusetts to attend graduate school.  I received my Master’s in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education from Lesley University.  

      I have worked with a variety of learners in different educational settings over the past 5 years.  I began my educational career as a special educator, working in both inclusion and sub-separate classroom settings.  After graduate school, I was trained in Orton-Gillingham and worked in a private K–8 school as a reading specialist, before returning to school to become a licensed educator. 

      This past year I taught third grade virtually for a public school district in Massachusetts.  This year will be my first year as an in-person classroom teacher.  I’m honored to have this opportunity at Liberty Elementary School!

      When I am not teaching, I practice my other two passions, glass art and baking.  I have my own studio and love working on projects for family and friends.  I create all of my recipes from scratch and plan to eventually publish a cookbook!

      During my down time, I enjoy spending time outdoors swimming, fishing, hiking, and skiing.  I also love to travel and experience new places and cultures.  I have been very fortunate to have travelled to many interesting places across the globe.

      I am tech-savy and like to utilize my experience in the digital world to create stimulating and engaging lessons for my students that will extend well beyond the classroom.  

      I am sensitive to student’s worries about being back in school.  They are my concerns as well.  It is my job to strive to understand each and every student’s physiological, social, and emotional needs, and tailor my classroom to provide an environment that is both supportive and safe. 

      I know that this will be an exciting year for all of us.  Together we will explore many new things as we learn about ourselves and the world around us.